Sheringham church closed for repairs
2015: St Peters church in Sheringham will be closed for another month for the final phase of a £150,000-plus renovation programme aimed at protecting the 117-year-old building from the elements.
Norwich-based church renovation specialists G F Atthowe began work on the project in 2011. At that time much of the crumbing plaster was stripped off, but the brickwork inside needed to be left exposed for a couple of years to fully dry out before the work could be completed.
The church organ, whose pipes stretch up to 25ft high in places, has been protected with polythene sheeting fixed to battens while the work proceeds, and scaffolding has been erected at both ends of the church, so it has been necessary to close the building until work is completed.
Services and concerts are being held in the church hall until the project is completed, which has been paid for with a legacy from former verger Malcolm Harrison.
Church activities, including the Noah’s Ark parent and toddler group and Little Stars children’s church group will continue in the church hall, which will also host three services on Sundays, as well as an 11am communion on Thursdays.
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